Ecclesfield Priory before the alterations of
1866; the adjoining Hall is not shown.
A plan of Ecclesfield Priory and Hall before the
alterations of 1866; the Hall is to the left, the
Priory to the right.
The surviving building consists of a north-south oriented block, with the chapel connected to its south-east corner. It is constructed of sandstone with millstone grit dressings and is built directly on the bedrock. The three-storey chapel block is of thinly coursed rubble, while the crosswing is of squared stone and is coursed.
The main block was substantially altered in the 17th century and again in 1866, with windows dating from both periods. One first-floor room has a barrel vaulted ceiling with relief panels, while the original pointed doorway into the chapel survives. The chapel contains more mediaeval work, including original lancet windows, a piscina and an aumbry.
The building as it stands today retains most of its architectural features and the entire building is now Grade II* listed.
View from the Churchyard.
Ecclesfield Priory and Hall Trust is now responsible for the repair, maintenance and upkeep of the freehold property known as the Ecclesfield Priory and Ecclesfield Hall, Ecclesfield in the county of York.
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